D.C. Mondays: The Indian World of George Washington

Print of an American Indian smoking a pipe with George Washington on his right and two bulls in the background


Colin G. Calloway's biography of George Washington reveals in full the relationship between the founding father and the Native American leaders he worked with intimately over the decades: including Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Guyasuta, Attakullakulla, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Cornplanter, Red Jacket and Little Turtle.

Dr. Calloway uses the prism of Washington's life to bring focus to these figures and the tribes they represented – the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek and Delaware – revealing their central role in Washington's, and the nation's, foundational narrative. The Indian World of George Washington is a portrait of both the revered president and those whose story has been only partially told.

About Colin G. Calloway

Colin Calloway is the John Kimball, Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Professor of Native American Studies at Darmouth. He received a doctorate from the University of Leeds in England. After moving to the United States, he taught high school in Vermont, served as associate director and editor of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and then taught at the University of Wyoming. Dr. Calloway has been associated with Dartmouth since 1990, when he arrived as a visiting professor. He became a permanent member of the faculty in 1995.

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